Skip to comments.Obama keeps promise to young men of color
Posted on 02/11/2014 8:53:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama is expected to launch his most focused efforts to address the dire prospects of young men of color this week, a demographic far too often swept into cycles of poverty and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Obama will unveil details of a new initiative called My Brothers Keeper on Thursday, which will draw on partnerships with foundations and businesses to target young men of color across the country with a range of opportunities and strategies to help bolster their lives.
The initiative, which will offer every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential, according to a White House official, has two key aspects.
The first part involves a group of business and foundation leaders who have come together around implementing and testing strategies in various cities that zero in on key moments in the lives of young men times where interventions have shown the most impactful results. That includes making sure the children are ready to learn once they get to school and keeping them out of the criminal justice system.
The second element is an internal effort within the federal government that will focus on using results and evidence to evaluate what has worked and what hasnt. This component will use existing federal resources and the information learned will be shared with the public in hopes of spreading best practices...
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...
Yea ... let them get away with anything, as long as it is against anybody white.
a tremendous number of NON-Prejudiced people are sick and tired of all these racist programs using, spending our tax money based on skin color
Yeah, everything except promote the traditional family and the associated values. Never mind the use of Cain’s words once more.
more race-baiting is it?
Like South Africa under the ANC. Next stop is Zimbabwe under ZANU-PF.
Whatever it is, it’s not gonna end well.
The “school-to-prison pipeline”? Really? Maybe the stupid recruits should just throw a “monkey wrench” into the works to avoid that outcome. I’m just sayin’...
Enough with the “color” already.
Try to think AMERICAN.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that weve set.
Weve got to have a civilian national security force thats just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” ~Barack Obama
They will learn eventually ... Obama hates everyone as does Hillary.
Everything I Learned About Racism Was On Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Well that’s mighty Black of him! Screw the young men who lack pigmentation. Why don’t Obama, the Salt Vampire he married and Holder just stand with clenched fist raise and scream Black Power! They might as well with their lack of subtlety.
My brother’s keeper? zero’s brother lives in a hut and had to ask Dinesh D’Souza for money for medical expenses.
Wow. And it’s only been 5 years...
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin.”
...laying on his back, bleeding to death?
I have long said that the “hyphen” in anyone-American is NOT a hyphen, it’s a MINUS SIGN!
You got that right.
Obama can't change the high rates of unwed motherhood and the RAVAGES from fatherless families.
I once read a comment saying that it would be NICE if the African-American community could have a discussion, dialogue, whatever, without ONCE using the word "white."
I don't think it could be done. What do you think?
Blah blah blah. If you read those two paragraphs again, you'll notice that there's nothing concrete that can be measured and evaluated. There's only platitudes and an opportunity to throw some taxpayer money around. I want a job writing crap like that.
"The effort will hinder inner city divisiveness, replacing it with a counterbalance of opportunity and uplift. Funding for growth and life-bettering educational efforts will come from existing programs repurposed and reevaluated with an emphasis on collaboration in a public and private spirit of cooperation..."
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